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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

In booming job market, workers are leaving their employers with little notice (Read @ Hartford Courant)
Economists report that workers are starting to act like millennials on Tinder: They’re ditching jobs with nary a text. “A number of contacts said that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact,” the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago noted in December’s Beige Book, which tracks employment trends.

Recruiting: Back to Basics, 3 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Hiring at Your Company (iRecruit Blog)
When you purchase a new applicant tracking system it’s more than a software investment, it’s a chance for a fresh start. To take a clunky or outdated system, or process that you were using and replace it with something that is efficient and that helps rather than hinders your recruitment efforts.

How to hire for potential: Why transferable skills outrank experience (Read @ Fast Company)
Can a security officer become an HR leader overnight? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Just ask Sean Kirlin, who parlayed his security job at The Hershey Company into a senior manager role in HR operations.

Matching half of a job’s requirements might be as good as matching all of them (Read @ CNBC)
Think you need to meet every requirement on a job ad? Think again. A new survey suggests you might only need to meet half of them. TalentWorks, a job search site, analyzed more than 6,000 applications across 118 industries across its database of users to better understand how many job requirements are actually required to snag an interview. TalentWorks helps job hunters by optimizing their resumes, matching them with potential jobs and automating applications.

Research: Hiring Managers Are Biased Against People with Longer Commutes (Read @ HBR)
Thanks to the résumé, the first things employers learn about job applicants are their names and where they live. Résumés attach a place to a person, and addresses indirectly tell employers something about the applicant’s neighbors, commute, income level, and preferences for neighborhood amenities. This bit of information may influence who employers pick. Can this perception of place perpetuate bias and inequity?

5 Things Every Recruiter Needs to Know About First Impressions (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
We all know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. And we all do it anyway. For you, the impulse to make snap judgments may kick in the moment you lay your eyes on a new candidate. Within seconds, you’ve already made a series of lightning-fast judgments, both conscious and subconscious. She looks confident. He looks tired. She seems frazzled. He seems sharp. You immediately have a strong sense of how the interview will go.

Recruiting Veterans Can Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line (Read @ WOTC Blog)
A recent Glassdoor article discusses the benefits of hiring military veterans: What are your company’s biggest goals right now — building out a core product, improving customer service, growing your client base? When looking at employers’ top priorities, it’s rare to find hiring more veterans among them. But when you hear what National Director of Military Affairs at Power Home Remodeling Mike Hansen has to say, you just might change your mind.



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